Kentucky Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving and Car Accidents

DUI/DWI statistics in Kentucky In 2014, according to the Kentucky Office of Traffic Safety, drunk driving (formally known as DUI, driving under the influence, a/k/a DWI, driving while intoxicated) was involved in 473 traffic accidents. From the 473 collisions, 245 people were injured and 14 died as a result of drunk driving. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Kentucky’ Office of Traffic Safety has announced that between December 16, 2015 to January 2, 2016 they will enforce the “Drive [...]

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Recovering From Car Accidents

Recovering from a Car Accident the Right Way

After you are injured in a car accident, you need to take quick, decisive steps in order to be fairly and fully compensated for your accident. As a driver or passenger, you need to be well informed regarding what to do after an accident happens, because car accidents continue to happen with alarming frequency in Kentucky. In fact, there have been more traffic fatalities in Kentucky today than there were in 2014 at this time last year. Here are two ways you can recover from a car accident. [...]

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Kentucky Pure Comparative Negligence

How Pure Comparative Negligence Law Relates to Car Accidents

People suffering from a car accident deal with multiple types of losses. Injuries, wage loss, property damages are all ways in which people suffer physically, mentally and financially from car accidents. However, you cannot recover from losses due to an accident until you determine if the other driver(s) involved is at fault. Kentucky’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law (KRS 411.182) Kentucky pure comparative negligence law is encoded in Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 411.182 which states [...]

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Kentucky Uninsured Drivers

Kentucky Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers Do You Have To Have Auto Insurance In Kentucky? Yes. Kentucky law requires that “before the owner of a motor vehicle or trailer may operate it or permit its operation upon the highways of this state, he shall obtain motor vehicle insurance… as required by KRS 304.39-080.” As long as a vehicle is registered in Kentucky, it must be insured. If a vehicle is uninsured, the owner must turn in the license plate at the County Clerk’s office. If the owner [...]

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Scene of Auto Accident

What You Should Do If You Are In An Automobile Accident

What Should I Do At The Scene Of An Automobile Accident? At the scene of an automobile accident, if able, you should do the following things: Check the Health and Safety of Everyone Involved: The most important and urgent task after an accident is to check on those people involved in the accident. Call 911: Even if the wreck is insignificant, you should call the authorities so that they, and you, have a record of the accident. Get Information: Get the names and contact numbers of those at [...]

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